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Idolatry in a Christian Celebrity World

As an unpublished author, I attended my first major Christian writers conference. Author Randy Alcorn keynoted. Having always admired him for his humility and dedication to the kingdom of God, I soaked up his words, particularly when he shared, “The greatest danger of notoriety is you start thinking about you. People then exist to serve […]

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13 Warning Signs for the Christian Celebrity

As you know, I’ve been reading through my 2500 past posts this summer. I found this one and wondered whether I should share it or not. But it serves as a good cautionary tale for anyone who in some way has status within the Christian subculture. You don’t have to be “famous” to glean truth […]

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Famous Jesus in a Christian Celebrity Culture

So three times in a week I walked into a public place (store, restaurant) and I was recognized. As in, “Are you Mary DeMuth, the author”? types of questions. Each time I was with a family member, and we laughed about it afterward. It shocked the heck out of me, to be honest. I am […]

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Christian Celebrity?

I’ve been praying a lot about this post. To be frank, I’m a little scared because I know I’ve had a modicum of fame, and I worry that I could become a Me Monster in fame’s aftermath. That’s why I have a prayer team who has been with me since 2004 before I was published. […]

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I don’t want to be a celebrity

Last week, I read Rachel Held Evans’ post entitled “Scattered Thoughts on my life in the Christian Industry.” She said a great many things, but this resonated with me the most: I sit in the green room, fidgeting with my water bottle and trying not to make eye contact with the famous preacher whose pictures […]

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Day of Reckoning

Consider these definitions of Day of Reckoning: If someone talks about the day of reckoning, they mean a day or time in the future when people will be forced to deal with an unpleasant situation which they have avoided until now. via COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers Noun: A time when the effects of one’s past mistakes or misdeeds catch up with one. […]

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What happened to holiness?

Holiness means set apart, to be different. But as I scan the landscape of the church, so often I see sameness with our culture. The divorce rate is the same. People are sleeping together before marriage without so much as a blink of conscience. You see Christians swindling others (one stole our house when we […]

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10 Ways to Spot Spiritual Abuse

This topic has been ricocheting in my heart and head many years. I’ve noticed a greater influx of reader email and Facebook conversations about this topic, so much so that I felt it would be wise to address it again. (I wrote this post five ago, and I’ve updated it to give you more resources.) […]

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Two Words Series #2: Me Too.

This is the second in a three-week series camping on two words. This week? Me too. Writers, communicators, ministers, workers, disciples: the most powerful words you can evoke in a person are these: me, too. Writers, communicators, ministers, workers, disciples: the most powerful words you can evoke in a person are these: me, too. Click […]

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We Praise the Shimmery

I looked at my bank statement today and got that weird panicky feeling again. It’s silly, I know. God has this, right? But again, I worry. And then I commit the sin of Facebook, looking at all the shiny people doing all the shiny things–becoming wildly successful, living their best lives on the stage of […]

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